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Table 2 Mean demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods (mDFPS), % moderna and mean mDFPS according to marital status by region of the world

From: Demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods among sexually active women in low- and middle-income countries: who is lagging behind?

Region Number of countries Mean mDFPS % moderna Mean mDFPS
Not in union In a union
West & Central Africa 21 32.9 78.6 46.6 30.2
Eastern & Southern Africa 15 58.8 90.2 58.0 58.5
CEE & CIS 15 48.9 65.0 57.9 46.8
South Asia 3 70.5 90.6 58.8 70.5
East Asia & Pacific 7 63.2 82.9 35.3 63.7
Latin America & Caribbean 16 69.6 91.0 65.2 70.4
Total 77 52.9 81.7 54.3 51.9
  1. aThe share of DFPS with modern contraceptive methods (% modern) was calculated as the ratio between the mDFPS and the demand for family planning satisfied with any contraceptive method